City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 17E
Chapter 17E.060
Section 17E.060.560

Title 17E Environmental Standards

Chapter 17E.060 Shoreline Regulations

Article V. General Requirements for Shoreline Use and Modifications: Part V. Requirements for Specific Shoreline Uses

Section 17E.060.560 Recreational Development
  1. Definition.
    Shoreline recreational development includes commercial and public facilities designed and used to provide recreational opportunities to the public. Water-enjoyment recreational uses include river or stream swimming areas, whitewater structures, boat launch ramps, fishing areas, boat or other watercraft rentals, and view platforms. Recreational uses such as parks, golf courses, public squares, plazas, recreational trails, botanical gardens, and nature preserves are designated in chapter 17C.190 SMC as institutional uses and shall be categorized the same for these shoreline regulations.
  2. Recreation facilities shall be located and designed so that there is no net loss of shoreline ecological functions.
  3. Shoreline recreational development shall be given priority for shoreline location and shall be primarily related to access, enjoyment, and use of the water and shorelines.
  4. Commercial recreational development and public recreational development shall be oriented towards the shoreline and shall be subject to the requirements in SMC 17E.060.280, Physical and Visual Public Access.
  5. Shoreline recreational facilities shall be linked to other adjacent recreational attractions by pedestrian and/or bicycle trails wherever possible.
  6. Recreational facilities shall be located and designed in a manner consistent with the purpose of the environment designation in which they are located.
  7. Recreational development shall include interpretive displays describing cultural, historical, and scientific information, where applicable.
  8. Non-water oriented recreational development uses shall not be located within the shoreline jurisdiction.

Date Passed: Monday, June 21, 2010

Effective Date: Monday, July 26, 2010

ORD C34605 Section 11